Sunday, December 8, 2013

Strawberry and Blood Orange Jam

 
Way back in October's In My Kitchen I wrote about Strawberry and Blood Orange Jam, well all things come to those who wait, so here is the recipe.
 
I make jam in small batches rather than having jars and jars of it, as I don't eat jam every day and I like to have varieties when I do.
 
This batch has also made it's way into my Christmas cake!
 
The combination of the berry and citrus flavours reminds me a little of fruit cup cordial.
 
Strawberry and Blood Orange Jam
Ingredients
  • 500g whole strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 2 blood oranges*
  • 250g sugar
Method
  • Zest and juice the blood oranges (I like long strands)
  • In a large saucepan add the strawberries, zest and juice and sugar
  • Stir occasionally
  • Simmer on low to medium for about 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Test the jam is ready by putting a couple of small plates in the freezer, add a tsp. of jam to the frozen plate, if it sets, you're done.
  • I like the slow gentle approach to keep the strawberries intact
  • Now just to whip up a batch of scones and cream, bliss!
*Redbelly Citrus supplied the blood oranges for this recipe.
 


 
 

Store in a sterilised jar in the fridge, my small batches are usually gone in a month.
 

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